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Media Release - Welland Receives $6,000 for Injury Prevention Programs

Posted on: 23-August-2007

(May 31, 2005 – Toronto, ON) – The Welland Safe Community Partnership will receive Safe Community designation and a cheque for $6,000 for injury reduction program from the Safe Communities Foundation (SCF) today at 2:00 p.m. at Club Richelieu, 565 River Road, Welland, Ontario. According to the World Health Organization for every $1 spent on Safe Communities, society saves $40.

Dignitaries invited to attend the ceremony are: John Maloney, MP, Welland; Peter Kormos, MPP, Niagara Centre; Damian Goulbourne, Mayor; Wendy Southall, Police Chief, Niagara Regional Police Services; and Paul Olah, Fire Chief. Also in attendance will be representatives from other community partners. A highlight of the launch ceremony will be the presentation of a 'Key to Safety' by Paul Kells, Founder, SCF to the Grade 2 class from St. Kevin Elementary School.

In addition to this corporate launch for the Welland Safe Community Partnership, the steering committee is also holding a Community Launch event at the Niagara Region Children’s Safety Village, 300 Woodlawn Road, Welland, Ontario on Sunday, June 5, 2005 from11a.m. to 3 p.m.

The community launch event is open to the residents of Welland and their families, and some of the highlights include the announcement of the winners of the Kid’s Art Contest, visits from Elmer the Safety Elephant, Sparky the Fire Dog and Andy the Ambulance. There will also be an appearance from a very special guest.

The Welland Safe Community Partnership was created in 2003. The alliance works in partnership with business and industry, government, health authorities, service organizations, health and safety agencies, educators and social services to reduce injuries in the community.

The city of Welland is located on the Welland Ship Canal between Lakes Ontario and Erie. Welland is the heart of the Niagara District and the current population is 48,405.

Updated October 28, 2013